Elijah Sacra is a US Marine Corps Veteran, a career health and wellness practitioner, trainer, consultant and educator with over two decades of experience. He works in concert with physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and mental health practitioners while delivering services to populations under clinical care. These include individuals living with chronic pain, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Post-Traumatic Stress, amputees, cancer patients, the blind, and patients recovering from surgeries and burns. Elijah’s coaching philosophy and methodology is grounded in Functional Medicine and Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching and Burris Functional Emotional Fitness Coaching. As an Exercise Physiologist, he guides his clients to move from “Pain to Performance” with a blend of Neuromuscular Re-education, Functional Patterns movement training, Adaptive Yoga, and Foundation Training.
He currently works with members of US Special Operations Command, Military, and Law Enforcement units and personnel through his consulting business Wellness Solutions Group LLC. In 2009, Elijah founded the 501(c) 3 nonprofit Warrior Wellness Solutions (WWS), a Bob Woodruff Foundation Grant Recipient and R4 Alliance Program of Excellence. WWS has provided integrative health and wellness education and training to thousands of Wounded, Ill, and Injured service members, veterans, and their caregivers and was recognized by the US Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment with a Certificate of Appreciation. He delivers professional military education and pre-and post-deployment human performance and resiliency training to active duty warfighters. He has served on the Executive Roundtable and Vision Sharing Board for Non-Profit and Community Participation in Achieving World Class Standards of Care and Services for Wounded Warriors at the New Joint Services Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, as a coach for TEAM Marine Corps for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games, and as Board Treasurer for the North Carolina Veterans Business Association.
Medical Advisory Board / Director of Functional Movement and Rehabilitation on the Task Force Dagger Special Operations Forces Health Initiatives
Veteran Research Engagement Panel – Durham NC VA Center of Innovation for Health Services Research and Development Services Research in Primary Care
Subject Matter Expert / Veteran Research Engagement Panel for National VA study: PCORI - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute in concert with the US Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research & Development for Chronic Pain and Opiate Addiction in Veterans. Veterans’ Pain Care Organizational Improvement Comparative Effectiveness (VOICE) Trial Minneapolis VA Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research / University of Minnesota
Cadre Instructor for TMACS / Combat Strength Training with Delta Force Veteran Pat McNamara